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people. big names including vice president joe biden, his wife jill and first lady michelle obama will fan out across the country as the insurance exchanges go online in a little more than a month. even former president bill clinton is being tapped to help out. he will speak about the law to a crowd in his home state of arkansas next week. let's talk about all this with paul gigot, the editorial page editor for "the wall street journal." interesting, paul, the website, "politico" wrote about this and here was the opening line. three years after signing obamacare into law, president barack obama finally looks eager to talk about it. why now? >> well, because d-day is arriving on october 1st. the exchanges are supposed to start and january 1st, the subsidy coverage begins. so it is do-or-die. they have to do it now or this thing could fail. jon: but the president has been selling us all along on what a great program this is going to be? >> well that hasn't persuaded the country. all polls show obamacare is still more unpopular than popular but now they don't have a choice. he need t
on the health scare for vice president joe biden's son, beau. he is said to be in great shape and expected to be discharged today from a houston cancer hospital, after undergoing a procedure there earlier this week. doctors don't know yet what's exactly wrong with beau biden. but he was admitted after becoming weak and disoriented last week. abc's chief medical editor, dr. richard besser, here with us this morning. and rich, make it clear. you haven't seen the records here. you don't know exactly what is wrong. but first, treated for a stroke. and now, at a cancer center. what does it say to you? >> initially, when you hear someone has symptoms that are like a stroke and they've had a stroke in the past, you have to think that whatever was going on before, it's happening now. but md anderson cancer center, it's one of the best in the world. it makes you think that this has to be related in some way to some type of a cancer. >> could certain cancers cause a stroke? >> well, if you have anything growing in your head, whether it's benign or cancerous, it causes pressure. and that pressure on
. >> steve: there is another health scare this morning for vice president joe biden's son. the delaware attorney general is waking up in a hospital in houston this morning after feeling disoriented and weak. it happened during a family vacation last week. the 44-year-old had a mild stroke in 2010. he also served a year in iraq back in 2008 with the national guard. this morning he's in houston. >> brian: all right. read this. >> steve: cnn's latest hire being met with strong criticism. they announced courtney sexton has been hired as the senior director for its films unit. she was a main force behind liberal documentaries like al gore's "an inconvenient truth" and jimmy carter, "man from plains." they say the move shows cnn's upcoming documentary on hillary clinton will be one sided propaganda. >> brian: i read now. 9-year-old new york boy won the library club reading contest for the fifth year in a row. instead of being congratulated, he's being told to step aside. the director says tyler weaver hogs the competition and should be banned. that's the winner. the self-proclaimed king of th
, vice president joe biden at his son's side in texas this morning as doctors try ttermine what caused beau biden to become disoriented and weak. we'll have the latest. >>> and freeway scare. a car burst into flames on a los angeles road. inside, the legendary actor dick van dyke. >> it just startsed making a noise. i thought it had a flat first and then it started to smoke and then it burned to a crisp. >> now he has a used car for sale real cheap. "today," august 20th, 2013. >> good morning everyone. happy tuesday. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm matt lauer along side al roker and natalie morales. dick van dyke keeping that trademark sense of humor. could have been a really scary situation. >> the imagines are so scary but if he is smiling about it and making jokes then it's okay for to us smile, too. so happy he's okay. >> we'll have more on that in a little while. >>> meantime new developments tied to the ongoing saga tied to yankee star alex rodriguez. his attorneys are preparing a lawsuit now against the team doctor. we'll have details on that in a moment. >>> but let's begin this t
showing beau dining at a houston restaurant with his father vice president joe biden. but nbc news confirmed that he is a patient of the md anderson cancer center. admitted for tests requiring an overnight stay. experts say it could be a biopsy. >> one needs to resort sometimes to a biopsy so we get the correct diagnosis and can get the best treatment. >> he suffered weakness and disorientation during a family vacation last week. of concern because of his history of neurological issues. he suffered a stroke three years ago at 41. >> please join me in welcoming my friend, my father, my hero, the next vice president of the united states, joe biden. >> reporter: biden gave an emotional speech introducing his father at the democratic national convention and is considered a rising star in the democratic party. before coming to houston he was reportedly seen at two other major medical centers. and the vice president was scheduled to meet up with president obama later this week >> janet in houston for us, thank you. now to a dramatic scene that played out just across the scene from us at
president joe biden's son, beau. he's expected to be discharged from a houston hospital after undergoing what's described as a successful procedure. nancy snyderman is here. we are speculating. >> we are using our language in guarded waste. >> he's expected to be discharged today. at least this tells us this was a diagnostic procedure as opposed to a treatment? >> yes. we know he had a seizure several years ago. he has continued to have neurologic problems. was seen at northwestern hospital, then at a hospital in jefferson in philadelphia, then at md anderson. you put the pieces together and say, okay, it went from finding something to needing a diagnostic procedure. the word we got was that he underwent a complicated biopsy of a brain mass. >> what would they be zmog what would the patient be going through during a complicated biopsy? >> they're looking for tissue. once you see something on a ct scan that shouldn't be there, it's called a mass. it's taking up room. you have to figure out what it was. could this have any relationship to what joe biden went through 20 years later when he
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